A Dietitian’s 5 Foolproof Tips For Letting Go Of Bad Habits
March 1, 2017
Old habits are hard to change, and it’s very difficult to get rid of it even if they are bothering you because you don’t have the desired motivation to get up and bring a change in yourself and let go of the negative habits which are undesirable to you.
Following are the five tips to help you keep motivated and keep going for the longer run.
1: Find a motivation
You want something that will keep you going, but you are not sure where to start. First I want you to reconsider your decision and write it why you want to do it and write it down on a piece of paper.
You want to get fit and become stronger than you are right now? YES! Write it down. Look at it every day and create an image of yourself that you want to become and tell yourself that you will not stop until you become what you’ve imagined becoming.
2: Go hard or go home
Now that you’ve created an image of yourself and want to achieve a certain goal, you need to create a plan, and you need to hit that plan hard, either it is diet plan or high-intensity exercise plan, you will have to commit to it and follow it like a fanatic football fan.
Drop that calorie-dense burger and start eating healthy, stop being a couch potato and start lifting weights. This plan will help you dump the calorie-dense burger and start buying healthier ingredients, preparing and experimenting different nutrients rich meals for the body you will be working on in the gym.
3: Make your goals measurable
It’s not a one day job; it will take time and serious dedication. Results will be sweet, but the process will be painful and slow.
For example, If you want to gain some extra pounds and want to get in shape then it means you’ll be lifting heavy but you don’t have to go beast on those weights.You’ll have to take it slow, start with lighter weights, stretch those muscles and when those muscles get used to it, then you’ll go to the next level. Set your goals daily or weekly, it will make it easy for you to follow those goals.
4: Get support
Achieving a long-term goal, you will need people around you to support your goals, tell your friends or family about what you have planned and what goals you have set on to achieve. Inner motivation is good, but if the people around you support you and encourage you for your goals, it will be a lot easier for you to keep yourself motivated.
5: Stay positive
It will be a hard thing to do, staying positive all the time because the process to change you will not be easy, you will hit bottom several times, and your mind will block you from making a transformation from bad habits to healthier ones.
You will need constant assessment of your thoughts and stop your mind to revert to negative thoughts to keep yourself motivated and not losing track of your plan. How are you going to do it? Keep reminding yourself that you are not weak and keep thinking about the image in your mind and your desire to become that person.